Telogen effluvium

  1. What is it? Hair loss all over, usually about 6 weeks to 3 months after a causing “event.”
  2. Causes: Accutane acne medicine, severe stress, high fevers, major surgery, excess vitamin A.
  3. Who does is affect the most?  Children with anxiety problems or those that suffer from the above causes.
  4. Solutions: Determine and then avoid the root cause of the problem!  In the meanwhile, while waiting for the hair to grow back, thickening shampoos can reduce a child’s embarrassment and oils might stimulate growth.  It is not recommended to try chemical solutions for children and be sure to use a regular thickening shampoo and NOT one with hormones or ingredients not made for children.

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